1999 Delas Frères Côte-Rôtie La Landonne Côte-Rôtie Rhône France Wine Tasting Note

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1999 Delas Frères La Landonne  (Côte-Rôtie) 94
This is gorgeous to drink today, with all of its earthy, vibrant, peppery, smoky, red fruits, wet heart, and crushed rock nuances. With good concentration, vibrancy, and sweetness to the cherries on the nose and palate, no decanting is needed, just pop, pour and enjoy. Drink from 2022-2032.

This is gorgeous to drink today, with all of its earthy, vibrant, peppery, smoky, red fruits, wet heart, and crushed rock nuances. With good concentration, vibrancy, and sweetness to the cherries on the nose and palate, no decanting is needed, just pop, pour and enjoy. Drink from 2022-2032.

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Fully developed, soft, cherry, kirsch and red plum wine. Medium-bodied, elegant and fresh, this is clearly ready to go.

Fully developed, soft, cherry, kirsch and red plum wine. Medium-bodied, elegant and fresh, this is clearly ready to go.

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I was shocked by how young this wine tasted. With 90 minutes of air, the truffle, licorice, cigar box, black cherry, charcoal, earth and herb character began to come out. The wine filled out, softened and delivered silky, lush, concentrated layers of fresh, sweet black cherries and spice. I'd wait another 4-5 years before popping another cork.

I was shocked by how young this wine tasted. With 90 minutes of air, the truffle, licorice, cigar box, black cherry, charcoal, earth and herb character began to come out. The wine filled out, softened and delivered silky, lush, concentrated layers of fresh, sweet black cherries and spice. I'd wait another 4-5 years before popping another cork.

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Still deeply colored, with an attention grabbing perfume filled with pepper, red and black fruits, coffee, black cherry liqueur, bacon fat, spice and earth. Rich, concentrated and powerful, this Cote Rotie is still youthful and tannic. Give it another 2-4 years. I am not sure why the top wines from Delas do not command more attention. Perhaps with its the small production, (250 cases of Landonne), people do not get to taste the wines enough. Oh well... This is better for fans of the wine, as it keeps prices down.

Still deeply colored, with an attention grabbing perfume filled with pepper, red and black fruits, coffee, black cherry liqueur, bacon fat, spice and earth. Rich, concentrated and powerful, this Cote Rotie is still youthful and tannic. Give it another 2-4 years. I am not sure why the top wines from Delas do not command more attention. Perhaps with its the small production, (250 cases of Landonne), people do not get to taste the wines enough. Oh well... This is better for fans of the wine, as it keeps prices down.

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When to Drink Delas Freres Cote Rotie, Anticipated Maturity, Decanting Time

Delas Freres Cote Rotie, when young, should be decanted at least 1-3 hours, give or take, allowing the wines to soften and open their perfume. Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment.

Delas Freres Cote Rotie is usually better with 5-12 years of cellaring and should be at its best between 10-20 years of age.

Serving Delas Freres Cote Rotie with Wine, Food, Pairing Tips

Delas Freres Cote Rotie is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift.

Delas Freres Cote Rotie is best served with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised and grilled dishes. Delas Freres Cote Rotie is also good with Asian dishes, hearty fish courses like tuna, mushrooms and pasta.

Condrieu, the white wine of Delas Freres is best served with a myriad of different seafood dishes, shellfish, crab, lobster, sushi, sashimi, chicken, pork and veal, as well as Asian cuisine.

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